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Community Gardens: Buiding Community and Supporting Healthy Lifestyles

Community Gardens: Buiding Community and Supporting Healthy Lifestyles

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Community Gardens: Buiding Community and Supporting Healthy Lifestyles
Community Gardens: Buiding Community and Supporting Healthy Lifestyles

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Published by: Gustoff on Oct 29, 2011
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Building Community and Supporting Healthy Lifestyles
he Community Services section of the City’s Parks & Recreation Department manages three community gar-dens: Pilgrim Terrace, Rancheria and Yanonali Gardens. The gardens are conveniently located near the Franklin,Lower Westside and Westside Community Centers. Thegardens provide neighborhood residents with accessibleand low-cost garden plots to grow organic vegetables,herbs and owers. Garden plots of 10 ft. by 20 ft. areavailable to all city residents, but primarily serve residentsof low-to moderate-income. Plots can be rented for amodest fee of $64/$75 (non Resident) dollars a year bycalling or visiting the nearest community center location. The gardens operate year-round and can be accessedfrom dawn to one half hour after sunset.
Garden locations:
• Yanonali Community Garden
E. Yanonali St. at Soledad Street Total plots available: 72Operation hours: dawn to 1/2 hour after sunsetInfo: 897-1924 (or visit Franklin Center)
• Rancheria Community Garden
Rancheria Street near Montecito Street Total plots available: 45Operation hours: dawn to 1/2 hour after sunsetInfo: 897-1924 (or visit Westside Center)
• Pilgrim Terrace Community Garden
Pilgrim Terrace Drive at Modoc Road Total plots available: 50Operation hours: dawn to 1/2 hour after sunsetInfo: 897-1924 (or visit Westside Center)
n addition to plots gardened by individual families, theprogram occasionally hosts special projects with com-munity groups such as WORK,Inc., The Chumash Native American Clinic, Montessori School, Franklin ElementarySchool, Mulberry School, and the City’s Creeks andClean Water Program to provide specialized educa-tional programs to their gardener clients. A collaborativeagreement with the Work Training Program also providesadults 55 years of age or older with paid, on-the-jobhorticulture and grounds maintenance training at thegardens. Adult and children volunteers also get involvedin work projects with the Parks Division and Creeks andClean Water Program to assist in maintaining parks,community centers and creeks.
ith grant funds, individually-boxed, bordered garden plots withmulch and decomposed granite pathways have beeninstalled to make the gardening experience safe andaccessible. Additionally, raised beds have been builtfor those physically challenged or disabled. Rest areas,information kiosks, storage sheds, compost bins, waterspigots and trash receptacles are also an integral partof the design at each garden. Specic rules govern useof the gardens.This information is available in the SantaBarbara Community Gardens application and agreement
(see next page).
 To check availability of the garden plots, please call805-897-1924.Please go to next page for a Community Garden Application and Use Agreement. 
Garden locations:
Rancheria Community GardenYanonali Community GardenPilgrim Terrace Community Garden
 Parks and Recreation DepartmentNeighborhood and Outreach Services
Applicant Information
Garden Name__________________________________________________________ Applicant Name: ________________________________New_____Renewal _______ Address (P.O. Boxes not accepted): ________________________________________ City: _____________________________________Zip:__________________________ Telephone Day #______________________Evening #__________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________________________ I request a wheel chair accessible garden plot, if available.
I’m renewing and if selected in the lottery, I would like to return to my current plot.
Use AgreementNotices:
If e-mail address is provided above, I agree to receive any notices regarding thisagreement by electronic communication.
__________ Initial here.Parties:
 This agreement is made and entered into on ______________, 2011`, between
 __________________________________ hereinafter referred to as “Gardener”, and the
Parks and Recreation/Community Services Community Garden Program hereinafter
referred to as “Program Operator”.
Subject to the terms and conditions below, Program Operator allows the use toGardener, for organic gardening purposes only, the premises known as Plot No. _____ located at _________________ Garden, Santa Barbara, California.
The term of this use agreement shall begin on
October 1, 2011
, and shallcontinue for a period of
months thereafter, expiring on
September 30, 2012.Fees:
On signing this agreement, Gardener shall pay to Program Operator the sum of$64 (resident) $75 (non-resident) as use fee for the term of this agreement.
Revision: 8/1/2011

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